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Offline crazyk

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Rain bird sprinkler problems
« on: October 24, 2016, 08:44:20 PM »
So I installed some irrigation.

19mm poly pipe
Rainbird 5004 sprinklers

Water flow 20l/min that's my mains flow rate

My problem is that the sprinklers just don't pop up and spray properly.

What could be the problem? Is it not enough flow rate? If so is there any way I can fix it?




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Offline Michael30.06

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Re: Rain bird sprinkler problems
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 10:10:32 PM »
Need a little more information. How many sprinklers are you expecting to run at once?
How long is the run of pipe, roughly. And is it a single line or a loop?
Are you able to shut down one or more of the sprinklers closest to your water source to see if that improves the performance of the others.


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Offline crazyk

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Re: Rain bird sprinkler problems
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 03:48:21 PM »
Hi Michael

I have 4 sprinklers.

In one section they are in a loop in the other they are not and both are the same.

All 4 are expected to run at the same time.

Length of pipe.
In the looped area it is 36lm looped in a rectangle with sprinklers in the corners.

Unfortunately I can't isolate each sprinkler but if I hold one down then it does result in moot water coming out of the heads.

Not sure if this info helps


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Offline Michael30.06

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Re: Rain bird sprinkler problems
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 06:38:02 PM »
Sorry to say it looks like you lack the pressure to run all at once


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Offline crazyk

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Re: Rain bird sprinkler problems
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 09:16:58 PM »
Damn.

Should the 19mm pipe be big enough if maybe I run it off a water pump?


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Offline CameronS

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Re: Rain bird sprinkler problems
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 09:35:46 PM »
Damn.

Should the 19mm pipe be big enough if maybe I run it off a water pump?


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You can't put much pressure through soft 19mm poly joined up with the rachet clamps.

Offline crazyk

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Re: Rain bird sprinkler problems
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2016, 09:37:22 PM »
Ah well once my turf is fully established I may have to pull it up.

Thanks for all the advice. Much appreciated.


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